Buhari charges security agents to go after bandits following Katsina attacks

President Muhammadu Buhari Sunday condemned the latest attacks by bandits in three local government areas of Katsina State.

At least 47 persons were killed by the hoodlums in the early morning attacks on the affected LGAs.

Reacting to the incident via a statement issued by his Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu, the President expressed sadness over the incident

He, however, urged Nigerians not to despair, saying his “administration is ever determined to defeat and crush these criminal elements taking advantage of the lockdown to attack their victims.”

President Buhari said the government would not tolerate this large scale killing of innocent people by the bandits, adding that in line with his commitment to security of the people, these attacks would be met with decisive force.”

He, therefore, directed security agencies not to rest on their oars or lower their guard which would create a vacuum for the bandits to strike.

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